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6 Ways to Make Your Senior Year the Best Yet

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.28.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Senior year marks another big transition for every college student. But whether or not you're prepared for the changes you'll soon encounter, you can take comfort in the fact that the job market is looking up for new grads.

Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

Lillian Schneider | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Lillian Schneider

Everyone my age has some dangling worry trailing around after them everywhere that they're somehow not doing everything, that what they're doing is not altogether the right thing, that they are missing out. The doubt is natural, and everyone you know -- yes, even that person -- carries it sometimes too.

How to Mentally Prepare for Life After College

FindSpark | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
FindSpark

The years spent in college are a time of personal growth, invaluable education, and a plethora of new experiences. We live, we learn, we discover. The awesome part is that this process continues beyond these four years-- it's lifelong.

8 Things To Say To Help A Friend Prepare for Life After College

Posted 11.03.2014 | Good News

Graduating college is exciting. You did it! You’re a college grad! But let’s face it: it can also be daunting. For 16 years, you’ve done somethi...

6 Things Your Sloppy College Years Will Teach You

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Sierra Vandervort

Even if you are newly graduated and daunted by your new life as a "real adult," don't be afraid. Your college self is still there somewhere (probably in your heart and somewhere in the damage to your liver).

How I Jumpstarted My Post-Grad Life in Three Simple Steps

Maxwell Pichan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maxwell Pichan

My hope is that by forming good habits early on and sharing them with others, I can do my part in establishing a new baseline for a generation as it begins to tackle the "real world." We have it in us to be successful and to help others, but we must first do all we can to help ourselves.

Embracing the Unknown After Graduation

Bryhana Moore | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Bryhana Moore

I highly encourage you to feel out the streaming currents of life by allowing yourself to go with the flow. In the mist of searching for your entry-level job opportunity, try to focus on who and where you are right now in this moment.

What They Didn't Prepare You for After College

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Jasmine Crockett

Students tend to think while in the classroom they are learning everything they need to know to be successful on their job. I have spoken to so many people who have made the statement that you don't actually learn your field until you're actually working in it.

The 8 Most Important Lessons from My First Year Out of College

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Nile Cappello

During college, your hobbies are limited to drinking, eating, and maybe a small quotient of attending class. Not to say maintaining a good relationship with Netflix isn't a respectable way to spend your time... just maybe not all of it.

Large Number Of Recent College Grads Still Rely On Money From Parents

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.12.2014 | College

Half of recent college graduates are still relying on money from their parents after obtaining their degrees, a new study from the University of Arizo...

The Thing About Passion

Elizabeth Kidd | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Elizabeth Kidd

I was expecting a Miranda Priestly, Devil Wears Prada sort of learning curve, but it never came. There were new days and new challenges that left me feeling terrified.

I Don't Know What to Do With My Life

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

I wonder if Millennials wouldn't be better off -- less stressed about our own lives and more attractive to potential employers -- if our options were more limited, if we weren't groomed to thrive on variety.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

Dear College Seniors

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Soon, you'll be working and you'll be tired. Soon, you'll have to be responsible with your money and save it. So for now, enjoy it. Forget about your impending future and focus on the present.

Graduating & Beginning

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

You will be stepping toward the great unknown and to begin, you have to begin now.

11 Things I Wish I Knew Senior Year of College

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

I thought I was great. I thought I was awesome. I thought I was special. Little did I know I was in for a wake up call that was going to rock my little universe. That wake up call being the real world.

Post-grad Life: Welcome to the Most Challenging Class of Your Life

Serena Lee | Posted 03.29.2014 | College
Serena Lee

The truth is, I have no clue what I am doing. I am 22 years young and I am terrified of admitting that. To quote the great philosopher Taylor Swift, "...

Moving to China: Why a Little Crazy is a Good Thing

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Katherine Marie Priddy

A year ago, I was writing my senior thesis for my BA and could never have guessed I'd be teaching English in China in just one year. Several people have called me "brave" -- but I'm not brave, I just took a professor's advice seriously -- go teach in China, he said. So I did.

11 Things I Miss About College in My Mid-20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Now I'm not saying I want to go back to the days of weekday drunken debauchery and writing papers an hour before they're due... but now that I'm in my mid-20s I realize there were a few things that I took for granted in college.

A 28 Year Old's Ten Tips for Life After College

Hunter Styles | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Hunter Styles

Picasso didn't start out by inventing Cubism -- he started with perspective. So, get some.

10 Things Every 20-Something Should Do In 2014

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

Beyond the many things I hope to accomplish some time in the near future, there are a couple things I -- and you -- should do in the new year no matter what.

What I Learned in the Republic of Georgia

Serena Piper | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Serena Piper

I will always be thankful to Georgia for reminding me through a midnight panic attack of just how small I am in this big, big world.

Not Another Post-grad Statistic

Serena Piper | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Serena Piper

At first I really thought I'd made a mistake choosing The Republic of Georgia as my first abroad experience. Who does this? Who chooses a completely odd and unusual part of the world to see their very first time out of the country? It's either the adventurous or the insane.

The World Is Your Oyster! (Pearl Not Included)

Eliza van Lennep | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Eliza van Lennep

The rosy, post-graduation optimism had faded, and I began to realize that the promise that I had carried with me my whole life: "You can be whoever you want to be; you can have anything and everything!" was not exactly true.